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Alanna Beardsley

Alanna Beardsley

Associate

Alanna is a talented communication and community relations practitioner with over fifteen years’ experience working on complex construction, energy, and infrastructure projects. Alanna applies her exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail to ensure that we deliver on time and on budget. Alanna has successfully delivered projects for a broad range of clients across private and non-private sectors. She has the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels, in complex and high pressure environments. Alanna has extensive experience managing community engagement sessions, developing project collateral, resolving complex stakeholder issues, and providing an effective interface to residents and business operators. 

Alex Crozier

Alex Crozier

Project Consultant

Alex uses skills developed through her studies and experiences to assist co-workers while building her professional capabilities. While working at KJA Alex has supported facilitation of workshops, conducted stakeholder research and analysed data for a range of projects. Recently she has assisted her colleagues in data input and analysis for a number of clients, including Waverly Council, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and V8 Supercars. Alex works efficiently under pressure, communicates well with team members and helps deliver the best possible outcomes for clients.

Belinda Souchaud

Belinda Souchaud

Project Manager

Belinda Souchaud has more than 14 years experience working in public relations, marketing and communications roles for a broad range of clients including government departments, registered charities, community organisations, and private enterprise. Her abilities include creating and implementing communications, marketing and public relations strategies, preparing media releases, report writing and event management.  She is an excellent communicator who is committed to achieving the best outcomes for all clients and projects.

Beattie Tow

Beattie Tow

Project Coordinator

Beattie began at KJA as an intern before being promoted to the position of Project Coordinator. She is an excellent communicator with strong verbal and written skills and has the ability to adapt quickly to situations. Due to her natural interpersonal skills, Beattie enjoys teamwork, collaboration and working with diverse groups of people. She is currently studying to complete her Bachelors of Communications and International Studies. 

Catharina Boer

Catharina Boer

Project Manager

Catharina is a communications professional with over 20 years of experience in issues management, stakeholder engagement and media relations, developing communication and engagement strategies across both public and private sectors. Catharina is a professional communicator with the ability to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders in diverse work environments across the health, education, transport, energy, environment, professional services and not-for-profit sectors. Catharina is results driven and dedicated to working closely with clients. Her communications skills cause her to be successful in deliberation and discussions, ensuring strong understanding. Catharina takes a creative approach towards her work to successfully manage and implement strategies to suit client needs.

Catherine Ryan

Catherine Ryan

Project Coordinator

Catherine Ryan has six years’ experience in administration and project support and event management. She has broad project administration experience which has stemmed from working at KJA as an Administration Assistant and her experience has enabled her to be involved on larger projects including South East Light Rail, Northern Beaches B-line, Waterloo Redevelopment Project and Resilient Sydney. Catherine has a strong work ethic which supports her to deliver to tight timeframes. Her attention to detail and problem solving skills ensures she provides strong and reliable project support to the KJA team and clients. Catherine is currently studying a Bachelor of Business in Public Relations.

Catherine Timbrell

Catherine Timbrell

Project Coordinator

Catherine is a passionate individual with a keen interest in city planning.  Catherine intends to broaden her understanding of the planning sector by utilising her excellent communications and administration skills.  Catherine has a strong work ethic as well as a social and positive can do attitude that ensures positive relationships with clients and stakeholders. Catherine is highly proficient in a multitude of software including Microsoft Suite, Sketch Up,  AURIN Map, InDesign, Photoshop and ArcGIS, demonstrating strengths in visual communication, mapping and diagrams as well as general administrative tasks.

Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker

Project Manager

Charlie is an experienced professional with a strong background in stakeholder engagement – working across Government and not-for-profit agencies primarily in the health sector. Charlie is a proactive engager, with capabilities to producing high level communications, from policies, frameworks, strategies and ministerial writing.  
Through his vast experience he has acquired many skills including advocacy, project management, membership management, event management, client management, brand management, change management, policy management, knowledge exchange and clinical implementation. 

Chelsea Monica

Chelsea Monica

Project Consultant

Chelsea has been an events coordinator with experience in customer-facing events and project management. With experience across a broad range of sectors from transport to marketing and retail. Chelsea is confident adapting to various environments and meeting the diverse needs of clients in these industries. Her previous role was within the transport sector as a Community Liaison Officer within TfNSW, Sydney Metro Northwest. Chelsea’s practical experience and interpersonal skills enable her to be very flexible and adaptable to the diverse communities we work with. She is able to deliver high quality events, and reports that positively contribute to the project and meet expectations.

Claudia Rosario

Claudia Rosario

Project Manager

Claudia is a communications and engagement professional, with a strong interest in proactive engagement, social planning and public domain projects. Claudia has a background in architecture, having worked in the design and construction industry in Australia and overseas. She has experience working on large scale commercial and infrastructure developments in politically and culturally sensitive environments. Having worked with a range of community, corporate and government organisations in regional and urban areas, Claudia understands the importance of developing tailored communication and engagement strategies to address stakeholder priorities and optimise project outcomes. She is experienced in managing the analysis of complex and extensive consultation data sets, including the development of bespoke analysis frameworks and methodologies. Claudia is solution focused and is highly proficient in report writing, research, collateral development and issues identification. Claudia’s exceptional attention to detail, strong work ethic and high-level organisation skills ensure she addresses project objectives and responds to the needs of key stakeholder groups. 

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Project Consultant

Emily is a relationship management specialist with strong interpersonal and organisational skills. She is an effective communicator, with the ability to think creatively and critically. She has demonstrated experience in building positive and productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders on highly contentious and politically sensitive projects. Emily has most recently been seconded with Sydney Metro City & Southwest in a Place Manager role.

Harry Driscoll

Harry Driscoll

Project Coordinator

Harry has worked alongside a number of teams on different projects across KJA’s Melbourne and Sydney offices. These projects have seen Harry advance his communications and engagement skills through actively managing administrative aspects of the project under the direction of project managers. Harry has recently completed his third year of a Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bioengineering and Bioengineering at the University of Melbourne. His work with KJA has seen him expand his skills in research, administration, event coordination and social media.

Helena Johansson

Helena Johansson

Project Manager

Helena Johansson has an engineering background as well as experience in the local government, transport and economic development sectors. She excels at stakeholder management, creating collateral and providing essential project support. Her extensive experience on planning and infrastructure projects includes high-profile ventures such as the Sydney Monorail Removal Project. 

Jacquelene Irwin

Jacquelene Irwin

Project Manager

Jacquelene Irwin is a communications professional with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Jacquelene specialises in strategic communications for transport and transport infrastructure projects. Jacquelene has been involved in the delivery of multiple infrastructure projects for RailCorp and Rail Access Corporation (RAC) over the last two decades. In various roles, she has managed crucial project elements such as stakeholder relationships, communication strategies, contracts and accounts, public consultation and implementation of governance systems.

Jacqueline Lorenzetti

Jacqueline Lorenzetti

Project Manager

Jacqueline Lorenzetti is a communications professional with nearly 15 years of experience in a range of industries, including health care, education and tourism.  She excels at building relationships, developing content to meet business objectives, and planning and executing communications strategies. Jacqueline is highly regarded for her stakeholder management and media relations skills for firms including Disney and Florida Hospital, one of the largest not-for-profit health care providers in the United States. Most recently at Macquarie University, she worked with the KJA team on a communications framework and community engagement strategy for major campus development works. Jacqueline holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and an MBA. Her professional skills and educational achievements are complemented by the energy and enthusiasm she brings to the workplace.

Jane Lameijn

Jane Lameijn

Project Consultant

Jane Lameijn has focused her career on internal and external stakeholder engagement, consultation and communications. With an ability to effectively connect with clients from diverse backgrounds, she has successfully implemented a variety of change initiatives to ensure success for the client in future strategic activities.

Jared Ingham

Jared Ingham

Project Manager

Jared is a trusted communications consultant and has worked for leading agencies for over a decade, working across a variety of sectors for diverse clients, including FTSE 100 names such as Sainsbury’s, HSBC and National Grid.  He has a solid track record of success as a proactive self-starter and delivers outstanding results for clients. 

At home helping clients engage with diverse stakeholders, the media, political audiences and the public, he has led consultation and engagement programmes involving thousands of people.  This follows previous experience working in the civil service and for a government minister.

Jared strives to continually enhance his skills-sets and to find new opportunities for professional development.  He recently achieved a distinction grade when awarded the Public Relations and Communications Agency Diploma. 

Jennie Crouch

Jennie Crouch

Project Manager

Jennie Crouch is a communications specialist with more than 15 years’ experience. She brings to the KJA team a sound understanding of government and the private sector, having worked as a broadcast journalist, political media adviser and public relations practitioner in both environments. She has strong writing and oral communication skills, excellent people skills and a wealth of experience delivering targeted media campaigns. Jennie specialises in high quality written work, sensible media management and strategic advice. Through her recent work as Media Advisor in NSW Government, Jennie prepared media releases, coordinated media events, provided advice on policy, media management and strategy, and managed contentious and challenging issues that required careful negotiation. She previously carried out large scale PR campaigns as Account Executive at Brilliant Logic Management and produced content for Channels 7, 9 and 10 as a freelance Journalist.

Joanna Thomas

Joanna Thomas

Project Consultant

Joanna’s experience across the legal, hospitality and sports industries has equipped her with strong collaborative and research skills. She has extensive experience in database management and administration, as well as drafting and proofing content. Joanna is a confident and efficient team member who has the ability to deliver and provide support on time sensitive projects. Her attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills add value to any delivery team. She is also has a strong interest in Government, legislation and the role of community consultation in shaping policy.

Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson

Project Manager

Kate is a communications professional with over 7 years’ experience in the global energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. With a background in strategic communications, stakeholder and community engagement, crisis, risk and project management. Kate has proven to be a versatile communications professional.  She has experience in working with stakeholders, communities and indigenous groups to facilitate dialogue and prevent the escalation of potential issues.